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Windows 7: Windows 7 maybe thinks it's on (E:) and not (C:)

22 Jan 2014   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, it is quite big. You will be glad you have it.


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23 Jan 2014   #12
AlexTF

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes, it is quite big. You will be glad you have it.
Still downloading, but by doing this would I lose any files?
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23 Jan 2014   #13
AlexTF

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes, it is quite big. You will be glad you have it.
It's finished, now what do I do after burning it on a USB?
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23 Jan 2014   #14
kituhi1234

Windows 7
 
 

Hi

make the USB bootable and then boot from the USB stick. Now when the Installation screen comes, choose "Repair my computer" found in the bottom left on the screen and allow the system to find the issue. it will ask your consent for repair and restart. This will fix.

If you want to manually fix the boot issue, after choosing "Repair my Computer" option, in the next screen choose "restore from image" option and click next. You will reach a screen where it will ask to choose a image, just gv "Cancel".. you will end up in a pop up.

In that choose "Command Prompt" and it will point to some X: drive. Just type E: (your OS drive) and press enter. now type
1. "bootrec /fixmbr" (without quotes) and press enter.
2. "bootrec /fixboot" (without quotes) and press enter.

you should get "operation completed succesfully. Now restart and boot from your HDD. Windows should lod normal !!


Happy loading !!
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23 Jan 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Do you want to repair or reinstall Win7? I gave you the steps which include everything that can be done for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

These steps lead up to if necessary rescuiing your files to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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23 Jan 2014   #16
AlexTF

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kituhi1234 View Post
Hi

make the USB bootable and then boot from the USB stick. Now when the Installation screen comes, choose "Repair my computer" found in the bottom left on the screen and allow the system to find the issue. it will ask your consent for repair and restart. This will fix.

If you want to manually fix the boot issue, after choosing "Repair my Computer" option, in the next screen choose "restore from image" option and click next. You will reach a screen where it will ask to choose a image, just gv "Cancel".. you will end up in a pop up.

In that choose "Command Prompt" and it will point to some X: drive. Just type E: (your OS drive) and press enter. now type
1. "bootrec /fixmbr" (without quotes) and press enter.
2. "bootrec /fixboot" (without quotes) and press enter.

you should get "operation completed succesfully. Now restart and boot from your HDD. Windows should lod normal !!


Happy loading !!
I tried that without using the bootable USB, in the startup repair i put view advanced options for system recovery, I put E: and got
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
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23 Jan 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

What does Startup Repair report when run correctly?
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23 Jan 2014   #18
AlexTF

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What does Startup Repair report when run correctly?
It says a lot but in problem details it says this:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 02: 0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 0
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: unknown
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

and in view diagnostic and repair details it says the same thing I posted first.
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = E:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1
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23 Jan 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

It should give the Root Cause if you scroll down.

Confirm the Win7 or it's 100mb System REserved partition (preferred if you have it) is Partition Marked Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times with reboots. Report back the root cause on each.

If no joy then work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start since if it's infected it may not repair anyway.
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23 Jan 2014   #20
AlexTF

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It should give the Root Cause if you scroll down.

Confirm the Win7 or it's 100mb System REserved partition (preferred if you have it) is Partition Marked Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times with reboots. Report back the root cause on each.

If no joy then work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start since if it's infected it may not repair anyway.
Alright so I follow the Partition marked active instructions using the bootable disc or just let it start up like before?
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